How to kill nerve cells in a living hydrozoans? - Trying to procude partial/complete nerveless jellyfish (Mar/01/2010 )
We know that nerveless hydra can be made chemically by stopping reproduction of its stem cells, not directly on nerve cells. Jellyfishes are relatives of hydra in Cnidaria phylum and also have simple body structure. However, medusae do not have interstitial cells like hydra and their polyps are too small to be fed artificially if became nerveless. I want to eliminate nerve cells of alive jellyfishes so that nerve nets/rings of jellyfishes will be disconnected. And then in the situation, jellyfish may be able to eat or to do some actions but not able to response in some activities.
Does any of you know how to do this task?
Your suggestions are very appreciated.
Capsaicin might work, lesions unmyelinated neurons. Or maybe tetrodotoxin, it blocks action potentials.
ian.vitro on Mar 5 2010, 11:53 PM said:
Hello Ian. Vitro,
Thank you very much for your suggestion.
Have you ever used those chemicals before? And on what animals?
If possible, please give me more details for example, dosage and testing time...
Hopefully to hear from you soon,
Thanks a lot for discussing such a useful information ...